15.12.2023 - 15.12.2023 Dr. Elena Shabliy

This volume is dedicated to the historical, cultural, and other dimensions of Jerusalem. This space inspired creation of various world literary works, spanning different time periods and contributing to various angles of views. We seek contributions on Jerusalem and its spiritual significance in the world culture, literature, history, and global society.

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Rev. by Kasper Brasken, University of Helsinki

Gleb J. Albert’s monograph on revolutionary internationalism in early Soviet society forms a pivotal addition to a growing international research field. It provides a pioneering look into the international dimension of revolutionary Russia and the early Soviet Union, and in the process the study reveals significant histories and practices of internationalism.

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Populism and Social Cohesion in Southern Africa: Insights from Scholars and Practitioners

Ed. by Constanze Blum / Ulf Engel

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By Victoria Kravtsova, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Between the post-s

Russian theorist Madina Tlostanova describes the ex-Soviet space as a “void”[1] in the structure of global knowledge production, in which the Global South has a symbolic right to postcolonialism and the Global North, to postmodernism. For her, post-socialism or post-communism as a theoretical lens is insufficient to grasp the “postsocialist, postcolonial and post imperial overtones [that] intersect and communicate in the complex imaginary of the ex-Soviet space.”[2] Tlostanova believes that the Soviet approach to creating “its own New Woman in her metropolitan and colonial versions” implied that “the gendered subjects of the ex-colonies of Russia and the USSR are not quite postcolonial and not entirely postsocialist.”[3] However, this specificity, as well as “presocialist local genealogies of women’s struggles and resistance, tend to be erased.”[4]

Postcolonial theory becomes increasingly popular in the post-Soviet contexts as processes of decolonization continue in the former ‘periphery’ of the former USSR.

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Conference Reports
01.09.2022 - 03.09.2022 European Network for Avantgarde and Modernism Studies
By Beata Hock, Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa, Leipzig

Seit 2008 fördern die alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Kongresse des European Network for Avantgarde and Modernism Studies (EAM) das Studium der Avantgarde und Moderne in Europa in einem breiten zeitlichen und disziplinären Rahmen und setzten dabei Themenschwerpunkte wie „High and Low“ (Poznań, 2010), „Utopia“ (Helsinki, 2014) und "CRiSiS" in 2020.

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